The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), in the latest edition of its propaganda magazine, indicated that it could purchase a nuclear weapon in Pakistan, take it to Nigeria, and then smuggle it into the U.S. through Mexico by using existing trafficking networks in Latin America.
In an op-ed article published in the ninth edition of ISIS’ Dabiq magazine released in late May, the jihadist group claims it could transport a nuclear device in the same way illicit drugs are smuggled into Europe through West Africa, adding that Boko Haram’s presence in Nigeria could facilitate the transaction.
The Islamic State released a letter on Thursday, which it claims was written by its “Khalifah,” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
In the letter, Baghdadi explained that his subordinates were carrying out their Muslim duty to wage jihad against the Kufr, or nonbelievers. He also revealed an obsessive, seething hatred of Jews. He blamed–in Hitler-like fashion–the Jews for “plundering” Muslim economies and installing corrupt dictators to run Islamic lands. In noting the recent date of his letter, Baghdadi congratulated Islamist entities throughout the Middle East for pledging to his terror group, while also castigating the recent deployment of 1,500 additional U.S. troops into the region. Baghdadi also revealed that the Islamic State will not stop its aggression until Rome is conquered by its forces. Continue reading